We would like to inform you that 16 students in Alabama have been awarded AAHA scholarships to help finance their college education. Although some are new additions to the AAHA scholarship family many are renewals, and all will receive $1500 for the 2013-2014 school year. We felt that you would be interested in learning about the perseverance and accomplishments of young adults in the state of Alabama. The following is a list of scholarship recipients for 2013:

Taylor Bethune Albertville, AL
Christ Bright Albertville, AL
Jacoby Crayton Jackson, AL
Lashundra Danzy Birmingham, AL
Dy’Lean English Carrollton, AL
Charmise Hatcher Birmingham, AL
Joshua Heard Opelika, AL
Shaniqua Jackson Loxley, AL
Charles Lee Andalusia, AL
Patrick Machogu Fairhope, AL
Logan Palmer Alexander City, AL
Will Preston Moulton, AL
Saporsha Riley Brewton, AL
Nichole Siggers Albertville, AL
Blake Taylor Decatur, AL
Erica Valdez Russellville, AL

In addition to winning the AAHA scholarship, Chris Bright from Albertville, AL, Dy’Lean English, Carrollton, AL, Charles Lee Andalusia, AL and Erica Valdez, Albertville is National CARH scholarship recipients. This scholarship is worth an additional $1000 per semester and they traveled to Washington D.C. to be honored for this accomplishment.

The Alabama Council for Affordable Rural Housing (ALCARH) is an Alabama non-profit organization whose members consist of owners, contractors, architects, accountants, property management companies, investors, lenders, developers, various vendors and 766 individual apartment properties in Alabama housing approximately 95,000 residents.

The AAHA Scholarship Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in 2000. Since its inception the Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships totaling $350,000. All monies for the scholarships come from donations.

The goal of the AAHA Scholarship Fund, Inc. is to promote the improved quality of life of its residents by increasing their educational opportunities. The Fund believes that an increased education level leads to greater self-sufficiency and improved employment opportunities. Through the continued support of our members, our goal is to grow and offer more scholarships in the future and encourage more long-term honorary/memorial donations.